An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.
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Tuesday 12 April 2011
A rare comic book stolen from Nicolas Cage 10 years ago has been recovered.
Sunday 10 April 2011
"Tonight," says Batman, reading from his cue card, "there will be three homicides in Gotham City. There will be 39 burglaries and 27 robberies. There's an old saying: 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.' It's simpler with me: I'm not complicated by friends."
Sunday 03 April 2011
Newspaper cartoonist Martha Richler opened an exhibition at the Guildhall this weekend with her collection of City Blues cartoons.
Saturday 02 April 2011
With his inky caricatures, Ralph Steadman has made a distinguished career out of pricking the pomposity of the establishment. But the British cartoonist is unlikely to have imagined that it would be his design for a beer label that would see his work banned on grounds of public health and the subject of a censorship battle now raging in the American courts.
Thursday 31 March 2011
Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced his first project since leaving political office, 'The Governator'.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
One of the funniest and most popular Asterix comic books tells how money and a few carefully chosen words can tear relatives and friends apart.
Friday 18 March 2011
The English author Neil Gaiman has signed to pen English scripts for a big-budget series of 3D movies based on Journey to the West, China's classic novel about the adventures of the Monkey King.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
French ministers and opposition politicians yesterday insisted that Renault bosses must be punished for their "unbelievably amateurish" handling of the phantom industrial espionage saga.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Tuesday 15 March 2011
A special effects expert was cleared of health and safety breaches yesterday after the death of a cameraman during the making of the last Batman film.
Monday 28 February 2011
In its early days, BBC Television made a number of unconventional appointments, few more so than that of Oliver Hunkin as head of religious programmes in 1960.
Friday 25 February 2011
Some time in the mid-1930s, the teenaged Joanne Kovacs placed an ad in the Cleveland Plain Dealer seeking modelling jobs. The only response she pursued turned out to come from two young men, just out of their teens. Joe Shuster was an artist who wanted her to pose for his drawings of the girlfriend of the superhero he and writer Jerry Siegel were creating. The hero was Superman, the girl was eventually named Lois Lane, and 15 years later, Kovacs, who has died aged 93, became Mrs Jerry Siegel.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
The reviews are in for the Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Saturday 05 February 2011
A Somali man has been jailed for nine years for trying to kill a Danish cartoonist whose 2005 drawing of the prophet Mohamed provoked global Muslim outrage.
Newcastle winger is in Argentina having chemotherapy
Actors star in Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'
Human faces unique 'because we don't recognise each other by smell'
Man's attempt to avoid being impounded heavily criticised
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook